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The Toad Gear is a set of Armor exclusive to the XBOX One and PC versions of Shovel of Hope. In order to obtain it, the Curious Map's sidequest must have been completed and the Battletoads defeated. Once attained it can be equipped by talking to Zitz or by visiting the Armorer or Goatarmorer.
The Toad Gear turns Shovel Knight green, similar to Rash. While the Gear is equipped, Shovel Knight regular Dig Slashes become a three-hit combo, while the Shovel Drop becomes a ground pound. He can also perform a dash (by double-tapping [LEFT] or [RIGHT]), and do a ramming attack during said movement by pressing [ATTACK]. Overall the Toad Gear allows Shovel Knight to play similarly to the Battletoads, much like the Armor of Chaos allows him to play like Kratos.
Also while wearing the Toad Gear by pressing the [DOWN] button, Shovel Knight will strike a cool pose instead of crouching.
- Shovel Knight's Toad Gear's cool pose is similar in concept to the dance unlocked by the Troupple King for Plague Knight and Specter Knight's Cold Shoulder.
- If Shovel Knight is wearing the Toad Gear while striking a pose with the Battletoads, instead of his usual pose, he will be doing the Toad Gear specific [DOWN] button pose, in this way bringing the total of possible poses to 10.
- The Toad Gear/Armor of Chaos share similarities with the Pandemonium Cloak and the Donovan Set, as each of these garments cannot simply be purchased, but instead are rewarded after completing a side task, such as collecting every single one of a specific collectible (Cipher Coins or Red Skulls) or find a secret item (Curious Map) and defeating a boss.